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A lot of people, when a guy scores a lot of goals, think, Hes a great player, because a goal is very important, but a great player is a player who can do everything on the field. He can do assists, encourage his colleagues, give them confidence to go forward. It is someone who, when a team does not do well, becomes one of the leaders.
Pele war
You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.
Lionel Messi work
I don't have time for hobbies. At the end of the day, I treat my job as a hobby. It's something I love doing.
David Beckham love
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
Socrates soul
I like tricks; I like to dazzle. Dribbling and leaving your opponent on his backside is what life is for. If I achieve what I want to, then I'll mark a distinct era in football. I'm the Che Guevara of modern soccer.
Sergio Aguero life
As a kid, you obviously dream of being a professional footballer. I would watch players like Ronaldo of Brazil and pretend to be him in the playground. But I don't think about trying to become one of the best in the world or anything like that. I just play football.
Gareth Bale world
I was conveniently bisexual for a long time, and then I went, 'Come on, who am I kidding?' And I have to say, it was the single biggest step I took toward emotional well-being, to stop feeling like I had to hide who I am.
Alan Ball war
At that level, every goal is like a knife in the ribs.
Gordon Banks goal
At the World Cup and even now at the Confederations Cup, our security provisions will ensure the greatest level of protection possible for all those participating - both inside and outside the stadiums.
Franz Beckenbauer art
Other clubs never came into my thoughts once I knew Arsenal wanted to sign me.
Dennis Bergkamp thoughts
I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.
George Best money
When I got back from shooting 'Deception,' I was under contract with NBC, so I can't really do anything.
Wes Brown wit
Right whales, for all their size, are surprisingly athletic. They roll, they slap their flukes, they lift their heads out of the water in a move known as a spy hop. They find playthings and are particularly fond of swimming repeatedly through clumps of seaweed, which slides over them like a feathered boa.
Tim Cahill art
When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.
Eric Cantona will
Beckham is unusual. He was desperate to be a footballer. His mind was made up when he was nine or ten. Many kids think that it's beyond them. But you can't succeed without practising at any sport.
Bobby Charlton mind
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
Brian Clough live
What is called for is dignity. We need to set an example.
Kenny Dalglish need
I've always been a religious person, and I try to think that every disappointment might just be a blessing in disguise.
Jermain Defoe men
I genuinely want to do my best every day, and I genuinely want to enjoy life every day.
Landon Donovan life
You play for a club like Real Madrid, the people outside start talking.
Royston Drenthe art
Football can generate excitement and bring people together.
Didier Drogba people
If one day I leave Arsenal, I will never sign for another English team. Quite sure.
Cesc Fabregas will
If any player has a bad game it's there in the back of your mind in the next game. There's always a hangover. It is like a wounded animal in a way, as you want to get out there as quick as possible and rectify it.
Rio Ferdinand mind
The mistake is to imagine that perfection is possible when the very idea is unthinkable.
Luis Figo perfection
As soon as he thinks about the record, he's finished. The secret is to put it out of your mind.
Just Fontaine mind
It sounds mercenary and it smacks of rats leaving the sinking ship. But get real, when everyone is bailing out, you don't want to be the last man standing.
Robbie Fowler man
I'll tell you the truth: I had a double brandy before the game but, before, it used to be four bottles of whisky. Not any more. I was fine. I had a glass of wine after the game. But it was just a mouthful.
Paul Gascoigne truth
In football, the hero and legend status is given out far too easily for me.
Steven Gerrard hero
I do not wish to hide my origins, nor do I seek to make it a subject of conversation. I am what I am.
Ryan Giggs conversation
The thing about sport, any sport, is that swearing is very much part of it.
Jimmy Greaves art
To play Holland, you have to play the Dutch.
Ruud Gullit you
I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.
Mia Hamm sacrifice
In New York it seems like there's no Monday or Saturday or Sunday. The town is always moving. The vibe is great.
Thierry Henry day
I run an academy in Spain for young footballers who are released by their clubs and who, in my opinion, deserve a second chance. It is a rewarding job for me, but one that also reveals many of the faults in the English game.
Glenn Hoddle war
I dont complain when its sunny.
Tim Howard sun
Slavery exists. It is black in the South, and white in the North.
Andrew Johnson slavery
A Germany team should not be afraid going into a tournament. History shows that we can raise the level of our game when it matters.
Oliver Kahn men
We have a great sense of togetherness. It is our team spirit that has taken us to this World Cup.
Robbie Keane spirit
I am not naive enough to settle for anything less than a reasonable valuation of my worth.
Roy Keane reason
Everything I turn up to, I think Im going to enjoy. I never look back, so I dont have regrets.
Kevin Keegan joy
Sure I should have been at the Fifa workshop for example, but I had personal reasons for not being there and looking back saying that it was a mistake for me not being there I would take the same decision because the personal situation has higher priority than a workshop.
Jurgen Klinsmann work
When you see young players coming into the squad and pushing you, no matter what age you are, you have to react. You have to worry about yourself and perform as well as you can. If you end up looking around at others, wondering whos performing better, you take your eye off the ball.
Frank Lampard self
Who ever wins today will win the championship no matter who wins.
Denis Law will
Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.
Gary Lineker men
My mother thinks I am the best. And I was raised to always believe what my mother tells me.
Diego Maradona believe
Never give up, and be confident in what you do. There may be tough times, but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objectives and to win against all the odds.
Marta time
I experienced the heat when I was playing for Madrid. If we went to places like Sevilla early on in the season it was unbearable. Usually you can feel it on pre-season tours in places like Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta. The humidity levels are unreal, but this is different, the first game of the World Cup.
Steve Mcmanaman art
Here in Cameroon, football is our leading political party. Its football alone that that unites us, its football alone that brings us good things - football is the window into our country - so we dont mess around with it.
Roger Milla art
If you never concede a goal, youre going to win more games than you lose.
Bobby Moore you
The biggest lesson Ive learned by living abroad for the last four years is the importance of communication.
Hidetoshi Nakata living
I developed a mechanism so that whatever mistakes I made, I would bounce straight back. Whatever was happening off the pitch, I could put it to one side and maintain my form. Call it mental resilience or a strong mind, but that is what we mean when we talk about experience in a football team.
Gary Neville mind
Losing is not in my vocabulary.
Ruud Van Nistelrooy sin
Theres nothing quite like a World Cup.
Michael Owen world
Im a person who prefers to play games rather than train.
Mesut Ozil rain
Luckily, thanks to the way my parents taught me, I think I can handle the fame in the right manner.
Alessandro Del Piero man
Practice makes permanent.
Bobby Robson man
They wanted to jump on their own bandwagon. Bobby Charlton had never made it as a manager. Bobby Moore hadnt either. I think they never stopped trying to put me in the same category. That was the road they went down with me.
Bryan Robson man
Ill never forget my friends and where I came from.
Romario friends
For me soccer provides so many emotions, a different feeling every day. Ive had the good fortune to take part in major competitions like the Olympics, and winning the World Cup was also unforgettable. We lost in the Olympics and won in the World Cup, and Ill never forget either feeling.
Ronaldinho art
Without football, my life is worth nothing.
Cristiano Ronaldo life
I just hate losing and that gives you an extra determination to work harder.
Wayne Rooney work
And the things that we fear are a weapon to be held against us.
Ian Rush fear
One accusation you cant throw at me is that Ive always done my best.
Alan Shearer you
But the managers bought wisely - the players whove come in have taken us on to a different level and the players who won promotion have also performed at the top level, so long may it continue.
Teddy Sheringham man
I still follow Chelseas fortunes.
Andriy Shevchenko sea
As a goalkeeper you need to be good at organising the people in front of you and motivating them. You need to see whats going on and react to the threats. Just like a good manager in business.
Peter Shilton people
Regardless of whether it is playing for your school team or playing for Manchester United, winning is great.
Alan Smith school
Everybody makes mistakes, but when goalkeepers make them, it is costly. Thats the nature of being a goalkeeper.
Gary Speed nature
I had a little teddy bear called Gordon the gopher. I took him to bed with me, hed come to school with me cos he was my favourite.
John Terry school
Football is a team sport and not an individual sport. We win as a team, and every individual is better if we are part of the team.
Fernando Torres art
English football is so physical and fast that when you see a space, you have to go into it with all your speed.
Yaya Toure you
I have this complex. I dont like too much exposure. I dont know why it is. Maybe its bred in me, because my dad always told me to be humble and dont think youre too good.
Mark Viduka good
I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, theres no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.
George Weah peace
I never travel without my sketch book.
Ian Wright travel
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